How To Stop Procrastinating
It happened to me again last night …
The reason you gets motivated in the shower is the same reason you get motivated at night right before you go to sleep (i.e. Tomorrow I will DDEFINITELY do x,y,z).
The reason is because thinking about something is exciting, once you actually have to do it, it becomes less glamorous.
Lucky for you, I figured out how to beat the procrastination hump.
My trick? Tell your brain, fine brain we’ll go on Reddit or whatever, but let’s just do 1 minute of something productive. Just 1 minute, it won’t be so bad.
30 minutes later and I’m usually still working hard.
Let’s try it on you. What are you procrastinating on right now? Can you commit just 1 minute to driving it closer to complete in your head?
Getting over that initial momentum is the hardest part. It’s like getting a giant stone to roll. The first push is always the hardest, but once it gets rolling, it’s hard to stop.
This post was originally published on my blog here.